Steamboat briefs: YPN is hosting Pints for Partners on Sunday at Slopeside

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The Young Professionals Network is hosting a Pints for Partners in Routt County fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Slopeside Grill.

Music will be provided by Worried Men, and proceeds from beer sales will go toward making a positive difference in the lives of Routt County youths by facilitating partnerships between adult volunteers and youths.

To learn more about Partners in Routt County, go to www.partnersrouttcounty.org.

YoungLife ‘Tonight Show’ fundraiser is today at Chief

YoungLife of Steamboat Springs is hosting its annual fundraising event, “The Tonight Show with Steamboat YoungLife,” a variety show featuring local teens and special guests.

The event is at 6:30 p.m. today at the Chief Theater, and food will be provided. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.chieftheater.org.

Blood drive is Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center

A Steamboat Community Blood Drive will be held from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Walk-ins are welcome from 3 to 5:30 p.m. as space permits. Allow for one hour for the process and eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2. Sing up online at www.bonfils.org using site code 0234.

Hard hat tour of Holy Name Catholic Church is Saturday

Holy Name Catholic Church at 504 Oak St. is allowing people to get a sneak peek of the new addition with a hard hat tour at 3 p.m. Saturday. The tour will be led by architect Bob Sass.

Reserve your spot by emailing rcarpenter@gbdesignbuild.com.

Summer Expo is May 21, registration is now open 

The 2014 Summer Expo will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. May 21 at The Steamboat Grand Ballroom and features more than 50 vendors, including activities, services, retail, lodging and restaurants.

This is an opportunity for businesses to share what’s new with front line employees of the service industry such as concierges and shuttle drivers.  

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association now is accepting registrations for booth space at the event. For more information, contact Maren McCutchan at 970-875-7005 or maren@steamboatchamber.com.

Grouse tour is April 18 hosted by Yampatika, CPW

Join Yampatika and Colorado Parks and Wildlife for a Columbian sharp-tailed grouse lek tour from 5 to 9 a.m. April 18.

The cost is $25 per person and transportation to the site south of Hayden is included.

Registration is required by calling 970-871-9151.

Haymaker, Yampatika will host a Spring Bird Walk

Haymaker Golf Course and Yampatika will host a Spring Bird Walk from 8 to 10 a.m. May 6. This is an opportunity for people to experience the diverse species that make their home at Haymaker.

Everyone is welcome to the free event, but space is limited. Reservations can be made by calling 970-871-9151.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Home ReSource, Milner landfill need volunteers

Home ReSource at the Milner landfill is in need of volunteers to help organize donated items, including furniture, lighting and building supplies. Those who are interested are asked to call Jenn at 970-879-6985.

Many residents may be eligible for a PTC rebate

Many Coloradans may be eligible for the Colorado Property Tax/Rent/Heat Credit program, commonly known as the “PTC Rebate,” which serves low-income seniors and disabled individuals, according to a Department of Revenue news release.

The program is offered to full-year residents who are 65 or older (or a surviving spouse at least 58 years of age) or who were disabled regardless of age during the entire filing/calendar year. Qualified applicants can receive as much as $600 for rent or property tax paid and as much as $192 of heating expenses they have paid during 2013, for a maximum rebate of $792.

The actual rebate total is based on the applicant’s income and expenses. Any Colorado resident who meets the requirements for the rebate should submit the 2013 rebate application, Form 104 PTC.

The application plus information about eligibility requirements are available on the Department of Revenue’s Taxation Web site at www.TaxColorado.com by clicking the “PTC” button at the top of the page.

Atmos Energy encourages people to ‘share the warmth’

Atmos Energy is encouraging customers to participate in the utility’s Sharing the Warmth program, which is designed to supplement payments made by elderly, disabled or low-income customers who would otherwise be unable to pay the full cost of heating their home.

“It’s as easy as rounding-up the pennies on your natural gas bill,” Atmos Energy Director of Energy Assistance Dan Alderson said. “That excess change goes straight into our Sharing the Warmth program, which can then be distributed to low-income residents this winter.”

To donate, check the voluntary donation box on the back of your gas bill or call 1-888-286-6700 to make your donation via the phone. Visit www.atmosenergy.com/share for more details.

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